Côte d’Ivoire's Stade de Yamoussoukro in bid for Stadium of the Year
Online voting is open until March 15 to pick a winner from 36 competing venues worldwide built in 2022.
The Stadium of the Year competition is a public vote that has taken place every year since 2011. Online voters will choose the best venue out of 36 that were built in 2022.
Cote d’Ivoire’s Stade de Yamoussoukro is nominated for the Stadium of the Year 2022 Award in a public vote. The Ivorien stadium faces tough competition with other venues from all over the world.
Stade de Yamoussoukro, completed in 2022, is considered one of the most impressive African venues. Other stadiums on the African continent also in contention are Algeria’s Stade Abdelkrim-Kerroum, Stade du Sénégal, and Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority Stadium.
The construction of Stade Yamoussoukro is part of the government’s plans to develop the country’s sports infrastructure. However, a significant boost to its construction came when Cote d’Ivoire won the right to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2024.
The nominees are 18 stadiums from Asia, seven from Europe, four from Africa, three from North America, two from South America, and one from Australia and Oceania.
The vote count matters more than the stadium size or the country’s wealth. Often what matters is the community and the power of locals who vote for their favourite venue. Stade de Yamoussoukro’s chances will increase the more people vote.
The online vote is open to the public but limited to one vote per device. To vote, visit the voting website at Stadium of the Year 2022.
Voters must select five stadiums by giving five stars to the best and one to the least interesting. It means votes must cover all five venues. The voting platform for Stadium of the Year 2022 will be open until March 15, 2023.
Since the first edition of what is considered the largest public vote in the world, 400,000 valid votes have been counted.
For more information about previous winners, watch this video: Stadium of the Year: All Awarded Stadiums.
Top Photo: Stade de Yamoussoukro (Portail officiel du gouvernement de Cote d'Ivoire | StadiumDB.com)